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Thread: Eureka Atom

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    Eureka Atom

    Mini review Eureka ATOM
    Imported from Bella Barista in the UK, November 2016

    The ATOM stands 44cm high with hopper attached, which makes it kitchen cupboard friendly and weighs in at nearly 8.5kg. Finish is up to the usual high Eureka standard, comprising neat cast aluminium for the main body and surrounding the Hi-res colour display and high quality moulded plastics in the dispensing area and base plate. The hopper/lid combo and additional container also continue the theme. There is an easily removable height adjustable PF holder made of an alloy (?) with black powder-coat finish. It may be lightish, but appears extremely strong (it also appears to be a MkII version which allows hands free if adjusted correctly). There's the standard push button for activation of the grinder that will dispense according to the electronically controlled timer settings. For cleaning of the 60mm burrs, the top plate of the grinder (with silicon rubber collar insert for the hopper) is easily removable with 3 allen head screws (allen key supplied) then another 3 screws for the top burr holder with no loss of grind settings.

    You'll need a UK to AU plug adapter and when first switched on, the screen boots up quickly showing firstly the Eureka logo followed by a 1 or 2 cup display, depending on previous settings. Time in sub-seconds/seconds can be adjusted via simple push buttons. The screen is brightness adjustable if required and with a press of the middle button with the asterisk symbol on it, displays a neat graphic of a burr. Press it again and you can do a manual top up of the P/F or fill the supplied container for french press.

    Performance is a little slower than my Zenith 65E - 8 secs for a double versus 6 secs for the 65E, which is irrelevant to the home espresso maker and I expect this will change a bit in time anyway as the burrs bed in. The ATOM is eerily quiet in action, in fact this is the quietest grinder/kitchen type gadget I've ever heard. The sound deadening design of the ATOM appears to work extremely well.
    Another design plus is the plastic coffee shute which sits behind the easily movable-to-one side display (just 2 allen screws) its still connected by cables of course. This really is nicely engineered and has at the top, some internal z shaped channels for anti-clumping when the ground beans are ejected from the grinding area and directed down into the PF in an oh-so-neat brown column. In addition there is a clever partially removable silicon rubber cover over the shute if you manage to clog it or just general cleaning. Static is almost non-existent, clumping not apparent and mess minimal.
    In addition and like the 65E, there is an LED to light the dispensing area. You really have to see (and not hear it) to appreciate the clever design progression from the 65E/Club.

    The torquey RPM motor is 245 watts and the micrometric burr adjustment takes place via a knob on top just like the 65E which minutely raises or lowers the motor axis (not the motor). This is silky smooth and great to use.

    In summary, which you may have gathered already from my praise, the ATOM is a serious contender for those currently looking at Macap M4D, Rocket Fausto, ECM/Profitec etc.
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    Thanks for that great review Tridoros.
    You're right about the comparisons. I was looking at the Profitec T64 and Rocket Fausto if I wanted to upgrade until I recently came across the ATOM on the internet.
    As a very satisfied Eureka owner, I would definately put the ATOM on the top of my list if it was available here.
    Does anyone know why it is not available in Aus - at least I don't think it is?

    Mal

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    I've seen it advertised locally but no pricing attached. Buying from Bella Barista was just too easy and landed price was under $1000 so no GST to worry about. Have thought it a bit odd that only some Eureka models are available here. Glad you liked the review

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    ATOM Grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster View Post
    Thanks for that great review Tridoros.
    You're right about the comparisons. I was looking at the Profitec T64 and Rocket Fausto if I wanted to upgrade until I recently came across the ATOM on the internet.
    As a very satisfied Eureka owner, I would definately put the ATOM on the top of my list if it was available here.
    Does anyone know why it is not available in Aus - at least I don't think it is?

    Mal
    We are now supplying the ATOM grinder.

    We have them in stock now and they are certainly an impressive unit

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    Hi, I understand that these units are super quiet, a must have in my household!

    Very interested in understanding more about these units.

    Peter

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    What price are they? As I can't find them on your website

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    Eureka Atom

    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    What price are they? As I can't find them on your website
    Hi Stan
    RRP is $1275

    But is a CSr wants to call us you might find Santa is around....

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    At $1275 it won't be contender to M4D, which costs a lot less than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by symphonie View Post
    At $1275 it won't be contender to M4D, which costs a lot less than that.
    Interesting call Symphonies.

    We import and distribute the Macap range of grinders in Australia so I know the M4D very well.

    Yes it might compete with the M4 in terms of size and grind speed but in my mind it is a very different beast.

    The lack of noise is quite remarkable, the dial adjustment very easy and the filter grind catcher very clever.

    Is it worth an extra $300? For those that want the added benefits I would say yes.

    Can everyone justify the extra $300, no of course not.

    It's up to the buyer and I think In this case the ATOM is well placed

    Cheers

    Antony
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    Certainly is a contender, I was looking at options to replace my Mazzer Mini which is 8 Years old. Price wise it is certainly in the area of the Profitec and Fausto
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    Certainly is a contender, I was looking at options to replace my Mazzer Mini which is 8 Years old. Price wise it is certainly in the area of the Profitec and Fausto
    Hi all ,

    Heads up on the ATOM. They have moved very quickly , we have only two left of our first order. After these next order arrival is end of January.

    Cheers
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    I hope to be in Melbourne in early January. I will try to get in and have a look, if there is one left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    I hope to be in Melbourne in early January. I will try to get in and have a look, if there is one left.
    Hi Stan,

    I do have a confession to make. One of our first units is now my home grinder having replaced an M4D.

    I can always bring the home unit in for a look if you are around in January

    Cheers

    Antony
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    Is there one on a bench somewhere in Sydney, Antony? I'm not gonna be swinging through Melbourne any time soon...

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    Yes there is one in Sydney. Let me check in the morning if it's still there and I'll send you a PM

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    I will ring when I get there have more idea as to how much time I have there. Thanks.

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    Atom Innards

    For those of you who like to know what makes things tick as I do. Wouldn't necessarily do this with a locally bought Atom however. Of some interest is the 4th jpg. Notice the lack of clinging grounds in the shute - the inside surface of the rubber cover has a light dusting.
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    This grinder looks terrific on paper and the clips on line are impressive. Any other CSs with an Atom? I'm looking at purchasing one but have noticed little chatter about the Atom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casa Espresso View Post
    Hi all ,

    Heads up on the ATOM. They have moved very quickly , we have only two left of our first order. After these next order arrival is end of January.

    Cheers
    Antony
    Can't see them listed on your website ATM?

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    We have such limited stock I didn't want to over publicize and not be able to deliver.
    I can send you specs and availability details if you want to send me a PM
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    Purchased Atom this week. Still tweaking in the grind, but so far I am impressed by the grind quality (very consistent and "fluffy"-NO clumping). The "fluffiness does mean I need to pause the grind, collapse the mound and then finish off the dosing. Without doing this, the grinds spill out of the basket. A truly first world problem! The sound, or lack there of, is wonderful. I bought the Atom to replace my trusty Mini Mazzer. I loved my Mazzer, but its noise and lack of speed meant it was banished to the laundry. The Eureka's lack of volume and relatively quick grind will hopefully mean it can take "pride of place" alongside my GS3. I will try to post some pics and thoughts later.
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    rbk, another convert? - good to read you like the Atom too.
    Further thoughts: my trusty 65E has now been relegated to de-caff duties; have also found the pause function handy for all that fluffiness and a previous Mini Mazzer I on-sold, only because of its clunky grind adjustment. Will keep an eye out for your pics.

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    [QUOTE=Tridoros;596796]rbk, another convert? - good to read you like the Atom too.
    Further thoughts: my trusty 65E has now been relegated to de-caff duties; have also found the pause function handy for all that fluffiness and a previous Mini Mazzer I on-sold, only because of its clunky grind adjustment. Will keep an eye out for your pics.[/IMG_2513.jpg

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    Great looking combo you have there rbk...

    Mal.

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    rbk, is that an after-market tray under the Atom?

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    The Atom is fairly tidy, but the grind is "fluffy", with the inevitable small amount of spillage. Had a spare tray to grab the odd bits here and there. The amount ending up in the tray is getting smaller as I get used to the new grinder.
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